Market Waves: What Women Need to Know Right Now.

Terri Spath |

The stock and bond markets have recently shown volatility, leading to losses for investors. This can cause despondency and hasty selling. We present a chart by JP Morgan Asset Management displaying yearly S&P 500 returns since 1980, including major declines. The key point is that declines are inevitable; the market fluctuates and experiences drops, with an average decline of 14% over the past 43 years. When nearing a trough, investors often consider abandoning stocks, but history shows that in 32 out of 43 years, the market rebounded positively. While volatility might persist in the coming months, history favors investors who stay steady during market fluctuations.